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2016 Toyota Hilux

2016 Toyota Hilux

2016 Toyota Hilux – A bold new start…

The launch of a new Hilux is a big deal in South Africa, probably more so than any other market. For 40 of the past 43 years the Hilux has been South Africa’s best-selling bakkie, and often it’s even the best-selling vehicle overall! For the last couple of years, though, sales of the decade-old model have been under pressure from the Ford Ranger and other capable competitors, and this places extra pressure on the incoming Hilux.

Big news for 2016 is the new range of diesel engines, a 2.4-litre (110kW and 343/400Nm) and 2.8-litre (130kW and 420/450Nm), which are more efficient and more powerful than the engines they replace. There are also new great 6-speed gearboxes for certain models, but the existing petrol engines have been retained.

The suspension, ride quality and refinement have all been improved, as has the vehicle’s interior, bringing it firmly up to date. The appearance has also been thoroughly modernised, while the traditional values of ruggedness, quality and reliability remain uncompromised. As you’d expect, the Hilux is still a capable 4×4, and it has been fitted with a host of mechanical and electronic driving aids for this purpose.

A final, pleasant surprise is that certain models of the new Hilux are, believe it or not, slightly CHEAPER than the outgoing models, despite all the new technology packed into them. Petrol single cab prices start at R228 900, while the double cabs start at R377 900 and go up to R547 900 for the GD-6 4×4 Raider auto double cab.

The All-New Hilux Price List


Petrol Single Cab

  • Hilux SC 2.0 VVTI 5MT: R 228 900
  • Hilux SC 2.0 VVTI 5MT A/C: R 236 400
  • Hilux SC 2.7 VVTI RB SRX: R 309 900

Diesel Single Cab

  • Hilux SC 2.4 GD 5MT: R 259 900
  • Hilux SC 2.4 GD 5MT A/C: R 267 400
  • Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX: R 319 900
  • Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SRX: R 379 900
  • Hilux SC 2.8GD-6 RB Raider: R 377 900
  • Hilux SC 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SR: R 382 900
  • Hilux SC 2.8GD-6 4X4 Raider: R 435 900

Petrol Double Cab

  • Hilux DC 2.7 VVTI RB SRX R 377 900
  • Hilux DC 4.0V6 RB Raider: R 503 900
  • Hilux DC 4.0V6 4X4 Raider: R 593 900

Diesel Double Cab

  • Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SRX: R 439 900
  • Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX: R 414 900
  • Hilux DC 2.4 GD-6 4X4 SR: R 441 900
  • Hilux DC 2.8GD-6 RB Raider: R 468 900
  • Hilux DC 2.8GD6 RB Raider: R 485 900
  • Hilux DC 2.8GD6 4X4 Raider: R 529 900
  • Hilux DC 2.8GD64X4 Raider: R 547 900

Xtra Cab

  • Hilux XC 2.4 GD-6 RB SRX: R 333 900
  • Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 RB Raider: R 410 900
  • Hilux XC 2.8 GD6 4X4 Raider: R 470 900

Words: Stephen Smith

Pictures: Supplied

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